v33#24 SCM Appointements

In this edition - Newly appointed delegates to SCM.

v33#23 Central Region ‘Cultural Refresh’ a total failure

In this edition - You may recall that your union forced QFES to arrange an external investigation into bullying and other behaviours in the Central Region. After years of QFES ignoring the problems (or worse, regularly stating that no one was reporting any problems so there were no problems) an external investigation resulted in significant changes in the region.

v33#22 Claiming the ‘IN FIELD ALLOWANCE’ when deployed – When can you and how do you?

In this edition - Many of you have recently completed, or are currently on deployments dealing with the fires across the state. As a result, the new provisions of CA19 that relate to deployment conditions are applicable to you for all work completed on deployment after 6 November 2019 (the commencement date of CA19).

v33#21 UFUQ ASKS FOR URGENT MEETING WITH QUEENSLAND PREMIER

In this Edition - I have written to Premier Palaszczuk asking for a meeting to happen as soon as possible to discuss the experiences of UFUQ members during the current fire emergencies across the state.

v33#20 SCM Expression of Interest

In this edition: Committee of Management vacancies available.

v33#19 Audited accounts

In this edition - UFUQ audited accounts and UFUQ Hotspot App.

v33#18 - AGM



v33#17 September 11 Attacks - A day to remember

In this edition - In 2001, after coordinated terrorist attacks on United States soil, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed. As a result of the attack, 343 New York firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.

v33#16 UPDATE: No Knock Knock for Fire and Rescue

In this edition - In my Code 2 to you on Friday 2 August 2019 I reported that knock knock was knocking again (this year called Operation Community Connect Circus).

v33#15 QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY CIRCUS

In this edition - You may have recently been quietly advised that QFES has again made the decision to force you to perform Operation Knock Knock (this year it’s called the Operation Community Connect Circus).

v33#14 QFES confirm complete removal of Temporary Firefighters across Queensland

In this edition - As you will recall, in March 2016 QFES signed a Deed of Agreement with your union for the removal of Temporary Firefighters across Queensland.

v33#13 VEHICLE PERFORMANCE MONITORING – TELEMATICS TRIAL COMMENCES

In this edition - Late in 2018 QFES came and met with your union to discuss a proposal to introduce fleet maintenance tracking devices in some appliances and ERV’s (both rural and F&R).

v33#12 Tax time - update your details

In this edition - Tax time - update your details

v33#11 QSUPER ACCUMULATED BENEFIT ACCOUNT CHANGES – UPDATE

In this edition - The information in this Code 2 is for members who have their superannuation with QSuper in an ‘Accumulated Benefit’ account.

v33#10 QSUPER INCOME PROTECTION AND ACCUMULATED BENEFIT CHANGES – QSUPER TO MEET WITH YOUR UNION



v33 No 9 Professional Firefighters - International Firefighters' Day

International Firefighters' Day -4th May 2019 and Paid Travel.

v33#9 Communication Officers - Paid travel time for mandatory and/or promotion related training



v33#8 Departure of Commissioner Carroll

In this edition - Commissioner to leave in July.

V33#7 Upcoming direct debit date change – fortnightly paying members only

In this edition - Changes in May/June to your fortnightly fees.

v33#6 Easter Public Holidays

In this edition - Easter public holiday information.